Diary December 23, 1939

Russian infantry Karelian Isthmus
Russian infantry fighting on the Karelian Isthmus.

War Diary WW2 for Saturday, December 23, 1939:


Winter War: Finnish counterattack on Karelian Isthmus. Finns suffer 1,500 casualties and call off attack at nightfall; stalemate ensues.


Ireland: In Dublin, IRA gang steal Irish Army’s entire reserves of small arms ammunition (1.1 Million rounds); bulk of the haul recovered during massive Army-police searches over next 11 days.

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